GAEKWAD, SHRI RANJIT SINH, B.A., (Fine Arts) [Congress (I)-Gujarat, Baroda, 1984] s. of Shri Pratap Singh F. Gaekwad; b. at Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, May 8, 1938; ed. at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda and Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K.; m. Smt. Shubhanginiraje Gaekwad, December 15, 1965; 1 s. and 2 d.; Artist and Businessman; President, Baroda City Congress (I) since 1977; President, Rural Integrated Development Forum since 1976; Chairman, Ustad Faiyaz Khan Memorial Trust since 1975; Trustee Swarvilas, since 1977; Member, Seventh Lok Sabha, 1980-84; Member, Public Accounts Committee, 1985-86.
Social activities: Working for the welfare of the poor; organising Sangeet Sammelans, eye camps in the Constituency under Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Trust; Patron, Kendriya Teachers' Association.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Painting, music, photography, drawing, reading, child welfare and education.
Special interests: Painting, drawing and singing.
Accomplishment in letters, art and science: (i) Won prizes at London and India for painting, (ii) sung for Hindi and Gujarati films and at I.T.C. Sangeet Sammelans held at Vadodara, Agra and Ahmedabad; relesed one cassette; of 'Prachin Bhajans'.
Sports and clubs: Cricket, Tennis and Badminton; played in Ranji Trophy for Baroda Cricket Association; represented in the Inter-University Cricket Tournament; organising sports meets at All India level.
Travels abroad: England and Europe.
Permanent address: Laxmi Villas, Vadodara-390001, Gujarat.